POPULAR BUSINESSES TO RELOCATE…SOW’S EAR GIFT IDEAS
HERE’S THE SCOOP…
POPULAR BUSINESSES HAVE TO RELOCATE
For some time, we have been hearing that the businesses at 2333 Main Street will need to find new space. A sub-lease agreement has ended and the owner has told the business owners that he will not renew. Two businesses have already moved out of the building to new locations. Glastonbury Dance Center and Teach Art 2 Me have relocated to the East Hartford/Glastonbury line. We know of a 3rd business that is also moving and one that is starting to search for new space. Wang Palace, Bollywood, Liquid Nirvana, and Whole Tone Guitars are the remaining businesses. Sources have said the owners are trying to sell the property. We will keep you posted as we learn new information.
NEAT GIFT IDEAS AT THE SOW’S EAR
If you haven’t been to The Sow’s Ear, you should go! They have unique gift ideas, including one-of-a-kind cutting boards from The Burnt Shop. They are etched with different trees, leaves, and other drawings, but perhaps the most special one is called The Glastonbury Tree. That’s because the artist rendered it after a tree that is located at the bottom of Matson Hill Road. Pretty cool, right? The Sow’s Ear is located at 2400 Main Street. It’s in the back of the yellow house on the corner of Hebron Avenue down the stairs. www.sowsearct.com www.theburntshop.com.
LARGE TURNOUT FOR HEARING ABOUT THE REMOVAL OF ROUTE 17 RAMP
The DOT held a public hearing to discuss their plan to remove the left hand ramp from Route 17 Southbound to New London Turnpike. The bridge that travels over the ramp is structurally deficient and functionally obsolete. The DOT said they have come up with a plan to remove the bridge and reconfigure the ramps to make traffic flow better and faster. The preliminary plan is to shut down the left hand exit for good and add a left turn lane to the right hand exit to Glastonbury Center. The DOT listened to residents and business owners and will take their concerns into consideration when finalizing the project. Construction is expected to begin in the Spring of 2019.
PICKING SEASON IS HERE!
Does everyone get as excited about strawberry season as we do?! This week, Cavanna’s and Rose’s Berry Farm announced that they have commenced strawberry picking. We tasted the strawberries and they are so sweet and delicious! Head to Cavanna’s on Woodland Street or Rose’s on Hebron Avenue. Happy Picking!
ODDS AND ENDS...
*First World Mortgage opened in the space of the former Artisan’s Boutique at 30C Hebron Avenue. The mortgage lender has been in business for 25 years and won the Hartford Courant’s Top Places to Work from 2014-2017. www.fwmscott.com
*Glastonbury Barre and Yoga is offering a yoga workshop for kids. Kids ages 7-10 will participate in games and activities that teach mindfulness and relaxation. The workshop is June 23rd and will be taught by Emily Keel. She is a 3rd grade teacher and certified to teach yoga to kids. To register: www.glastonburybarreandyoga.com
*The sprint triathlons on Lake Terramuggus in Marlborough are underway. Because they are short, truly anyone can do it with the right training. And, they are now offering a super-sprint option. They are held every Thursday at Blish Park.
Registration starts at 5:00 PM. Search for them at www.trifind.com.
*Belltown Orchards announced they are NOW OPEN for the season! This is one of our favorite spots to pick blueberries and apples. Their tractor rides are a child’s delight. www.belltownhillorchards.com
*Breakfast With A View at Rose’s Berry Farm opened this past Sunday. The farm offers breakfast on their deck every Sunday morning from 8:00 AM to 1:00 PM. They serve pancakes, French toast, and waffles with the fresh fruit topping of the season. Get there early!
*Lottie’s Country Kitchen has shut down for the next month as they prepare to move into their new space at Buck’s Corner. The breakfast shop is moving just down the street to the space at the end of the plaza. We know they have a loyal customer following and will be sure to let you know as soon as they open in their new space!
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